Rayon Madness!!!!

Busy weekend.

Thursday I went out with some friend visiting the country. Had a very bad old fashioned and got to bed late. Then I got a freelance job on Saturday (yay!) that will keep me busy for a few weeks. Then yesterday I went to the always fun Santa Monica Vintage expo. I love going and looking at all the overpriced vintage stuff. Dealers from all over the state and sometimes the country set up shop. Its held a few times a year and even though I rarely buy anything, I love to look. I'm the type who does not mind window shopping.

This visit, I got to spend!

I had the most delightful time. I tried on a pair of cream suede shoes from the 30s (too large!) and watched as all my friends looked and fawned over some lovely 30s pieces. There was a lot of 70s and 80s era clothing there this time. Its understandable with the 80s being 30 years old now. I didn't find any clothing, but I was able to get some fabric!

All rayon all the time.

I was so happy I decided to splurge on this lovely, LOVELY fabric. What a great way to add that true vintage touch to my wardrobe!

These palm trees are post likely mid 40s. There isn't enough for a full blouse, so I'm going to make a dicky.

Same for these daises. The fabric will be great as a dicky or an accent design on a dress.

This rayon I believe is 30s. Its 40" wide and I was able to get a remnant of 3 yards! Thats enough for a whole dress, yay! The background color is actually navy, not black.

The next fabric I had my eye on last time, its 3+ yards and more than enough for a long sleeved 40s tailored blouse. I wanted it then, but had no money. Hehehe!

I even have the perfect pattern I'm going to use for this one.

This leaf print is on a navy background as well and I have enough for a blouse bodice. I might make the sleeves in a solid color, like white. That would really pop.

The last fabric isn't mine.

A friend bought it. I'm going to make her a blouse. A thank you for something she is doing for me. 40s sailboats and stars! How could anyone resist such a delightful novelty print!?

I even got to see some friends.

My friend Jen, on the left I went with, but Julie, you might know her as FabGabs we ran into! Such fun at the expo!

Last but not least my overalls are progressing just fine.

I've completed all the machine sewing, and now all I have to do is add all the buttons.
Sheesh!

9 comments:

  1. I'm so envious of your fabric I could die - it's impossible to find good rayon fabric here in Sweden it appears.

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  2. I just love those old rayon prints. They remind me of some old vintage rayon mens scarves I owned years ago. Beautiful!

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  3. Fun!
    Love your fabrics. The fabric lady is my favorite spot at the expo! Sorry we missed it.

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  4. The palm trees are TO DIE FOR!!! :)

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  5. What finds!!! I'm loving all these prints--vintage prints are always so fun. I have yet to find a good length of vintage rayon, but am always keeping my eyes peeled! ;)

    ♥ Casey | blog

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  6. Thanks all! It was such a different experience being able to spend there! :D
    None of the fabric was really a bargain, but compared to average retail prices for yardage, it was about the same.

    I love the palm tree fabric. I wish there were enough for a full blouse, but how of the time would a dicky be!?

    That would look great beneath a fitted blazer (next on my sewing list), and I have TONS of dicky patterns!

    And yes! I got the last two fabrics and the navy background with flowers from the fabric lady, Wearing History! I love her. She always has great hankies! Tons of half aprons this time, big old tub of them. Mmmm, linens!

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  7. I'm going to sound very naive here but can you post a pic of a dickie? To my Brit ears that means a gents bow tie.

    Gorgeous fabrics, I've just found some pretty repro rayons here and am going to try maing a blouse for the first time! So nervous.

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  8. The quickest photo I could find.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iqG65Imthkc/TFkmUfPkWZI/AAAAAAAACss/4BhGZZQ0bvs/s1600/3158.jpeg

    The lower left corner, although Im planning on making one that has a back to it as well it it secures to the wearer by being tied at the waist from the sides.

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